Location: Vidyavihar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area: 3,156 Sq.Mt.
Team: Nitisha Raje, Vinay Mathias
A campus by definition is, at a purely facilitative level, an armature of infrastructure and open space. Its real potential however lies in its role as a network of event spaces that create the potential of interaction, where the collision of disparate realms of knowledge inspires creativity. Four anchor programs on the ground floor of the Administration Block, Library, Cafe and Interfaith Dialogue space activate the lower, more public space, linking through exposed vertical circulation to focused study spaces as one moves higher into the building. We reiterate the original courtyard typology that existed in the older buildings within the campus, which surprisingly seems compromised in the later buildings thus overlooking its passive climatic advantages.